The early years of quantum Monte Carlo (2): finite-temperature simulations
Physics Department, ULB, Brussels, Belgium
Accepted: 4 August 2021
Published online: 14 September 2021
In this article, we present the second part of our historical survey on quantum Monte Carlo methods. We focus on the simulations performed at a finite temperature and based on Feynman’s path-integral formulation of quantum mechanics. We introduce the method and insist on the central role played by the description of the transition to superfluidity for Helium 4.
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